Barack Obama toured the devastation caused by Hurricane Isaac yesterday in Louisiana. The president said,
“When disasters like this happen we set aside whatever petty disagreements we have. Nobody’s a Democrat or Republican.”
Here’s what Obama said, according to the White House transcript:
I want to particularly thank FEMA and the state and local authorities, because sometimes in the past we haven’t seen the kind of coordination that is necessary in response to these kinds of disasters. This time we’ve seen it. We made sure that we had the disaster declarations happen quickly so that we weren’t behind the eight ball. We’ve approved individual assistance for this area, which means that these folks, if they’ve suffered additional losses beyond what they’re insured for, that they are potentially eligible for some help. We’re going to be providing St. John’s the Baptist Parish with help in debris removal, in some of the other losses that have been suffered.
Governor Jindal was not standing with him when he held his press conference.